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Closing a page on Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog...

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 25, 2015, 1:42 PM



Hey everybody, this is Mixedfan8643 with a BIIIIIIIIG announcement.

Well, the final part of Spark of Life has some out. I've read it. And...well...it sucked. Like seriously it did. :(

To be honest, the whole of Spark of Life has been a big disappointment really. It's a festering ball of wasted potential and badly-executed ideas. Seriously, this arc has done to me what Pirate Plunder Panic and Shadow Fall have done: manipulated me into thinking it was going to be a good arc only to then fall apart as we went along. PPP was just a Blaze Torture Porn that insulted her character at the expense of two characters who weren't even meant to be in the story in the first damn place and then Shadow Fall turned out to be a predictable, boring dreck of a story that had a bad replacement for Black Doom and was so predictable, I already knew how it was going to end by the time I reached Part 2. And now this...

Spark of Life, like Shadow Fall, started off decently but like PPP, I didn't really have problems with it until the end. Spark of Life is supposed to be Nicole's origin story but to be honest...it feels kinda weak overall. Nicole was "accidentally" created in an attempt to save Nikki's life. Why couldn't they have just straight up made out that Nicole is Nikki? Why make it more complicated than it needs to be? Ian Flynn and Aleah Baker, you're NOT writing a fucking Doctor Who episode, it's Sonic the Fucking Hedgehog! Sonic isn't meant to be complicated! That's why the comic sucked during the dreaded Penders era...

Anyhow, now for the wasted potential I was talking about. There's of course, Nicole NOT being Ellidy's daughter. That alone is wasted potential. Wouldn't the story be so much stronger if Nicole was Nikki and thus, Ellidy had a stronger, emotional turmoil with her? Instead, we're supposed to feel sorry that he lost the daughter we'll never know about and have no reason to care about because we have nothing worth caring about since, you know, she's a dead lynx girl who's cause of death is unknown! So Spark of Life is VERY emotionally manipulative. It tries to make us feel sorry for a kid we don't know about. If the kid was Nicole, THEN we'd have a reason to feel sad for her and Ellidy. 

And now for the elephant in the room...PHAGE. Oh god...PHAGE!!! She is the crowning example of wasted potential in this miserable excuse for a story! Not only did Ian and Aleah ruin it from the starting gate by making her yet another Eggman flunky but we don't know anything about her and despite advertising heavily "Who is Phage?", the "mystery" is practically non-existent! Her identity is never revealed and thus, it feels like I've been played for a sucker! I was really keen to know who Phage was, and theorized a-plenty on who she was, and we got...NOTHING!!! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! I feel like suing Archie Comics for false advertising! Why play Phage's identity as a big mystery if there IS no mystery?!?!

But the worse part about Phage is how she's defeated. She's beaten by a deus-ex-machina. No seriously, Ellidy just immediately slots the Red Star Ring into Nicole's handheld computer and then BAM, she turns super! Why did Ellidy have that reaction? Heck I know! The story couldn't be arsed to have a proper ending so it just decided to pull the ending out of its arse! And Nicole, in her stupidly-named super form "Overclocked Nicole", defeats Phage...by closing a door on her. THAT'S. IT!!! What an anti-climax that was!!! When I heard Nicole had a super-form, I thought she and Phage were going to have an awesome final battle! And what's the result? Just tricking her outside of Ellidy's systems and then closing a door on her! That's not how you introduce a super form, or indeed have the hero and villain's final fight go! Sigh...Ian and Aleah wrote this story in their sleep, I swear to god that's why it's so terrible...

Oh and don't get me started on Tails and Big...why are those two even in the damn story? Big is useful to some degree but Tails? He's "Sir-I-Don't-Belong-In-This-Story"! He has no reason for being in it whatsoever. And that's insulting since he's my favourite Sonic character ever...

Spark of Life is now officially my new most hated Sonic Universe arc. You're off the hook Pirate Plunder Panic! And I'm dead serious by the way. I. HATE. SPARK. OF. LIFE!!! It's a festering ball of manipulative emotions, useless side characters, anti-climactic duels and above all, WASTED POTENTIAL!!!!! How could an arc about Nicole be so badly written?!?! I mean even Phage, the thing I like the most about Spark of Life, is badly executed because she's so darn generic in just being another Eggman flunky and her identity not even being crucial to the plot despite it constantly being advertised that way!

So all of this comes to one thing now...the big announcement. What is it?

I AM OFFICIALLY QUITTING ARCHIE'S SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

I'm serious, I'm done with this stupid comic. It was once great but now because of this stupid-ass reboot, we're getting crap after crap after crap. Countdown to Chaos is mediocre, Damage Control is the only issue of the reboot I consider "excellent" and yet it still manages to resort to a deus-ex-machina, The Chase is meh, Waves of Change is a waste of time, Control is over too quickly, Ambushed makes the Freedom Fighters look useless and Champions is as predictable as Shadow Fall in how I already know how it's going to end before I even got to Part 3. Champions is so bad that I can't find the energy to finish it. And Sonic Universe has just been consistently bad with PPP, Shadow Fall and The Great Chaos Caper being absolute stinkers and Total Eclipse falling shy of perfect thanks to Shadow and Knuckles catching the Idiot Ball. And now we've got Spark of Life, the biggest slap in the face in the history of the comic. And now we're getting a sequel to the crossover nobody asked for, Worlds Unite. As if one crappy crossover was bad enough...

I'm sorry guys but I can't take it anymore! I can't stand to watch the comic I used to love be further and further tarnished by bad writing and artwork that doesn't have the charm it once had. Even Tracy Yardley's artwork isn't keeping me interested anymore...so I'm sorry to say that I am now closing a page on a chapter of my life that has been wonderful at first, but now is nothing worth looking at anymore. Archie Sonic was fun while it lasted but I'm afraid I am no longer interested in reading anymore issues. This comic is DEAD to me...:( 

You know...it's really ironic...when I first joined this website, I mostly just defended the comic and bashed the people who hated it. Now...I'm no longer in the mood to defend it or even SUPPORT it for that matter. Archie Sonic is dead to me now and while I'll continue to look back fondly on the issues I did enjoy, issues 160-247, I will NOT be reading any new issues. Thanks to Ken Penders and the stupid lawsuit that happened because of him, Archie Sonic has lost a once very loyal reader...thanks a lot Ken...:X

It's been fun while it lasted but sorry guys, I am no longer interested in this comic. Archie Sonic, I am finished with you, for good. 

Well that's it for this one. I think there's a reason why I'm becoming more like a Freedom Planet fan than a Sonic fan now. With the games constantly sucking now, Sonic Boom being a pile of garbage that thinks it's good and now Archie Sonic being a disappointing mess for me, what is there to enjoy as a Sonic fan now? Just the stuff I do enjoy like Issues 160-247, the Sonic X cartoon and the games from Heroes to Generations. And my own fanfic series Heroes of Mobius perhaps. But yeah, I'm really finding it hard to stay as a Sonic fan now. Maybe I should just stop being a Sonic fan and just be a casual admirer of the franchise while I focus on stuff I still consistently enjoy like the Marvel movies, Freedom Planet, Batman, TMNT, Transformers and more. 

What else can I say other than "I'm done with Archie Sonic, the comic is dead to me"? Well one more thing. This is Mixedfan8643 signing out...and eagerly anticipating the Lost Hedgehog Tales so me and the guys at the Lost Hedgehog Tales club can make them into real comics and enjoy them instead of this shitty-ass reboot...



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Hey there Deviants! I am Mixedfan8643 and I love to draw, make pictures on Photoshop and write fanfiction! I hope you enjoy the stuff I upload to this site and if you have a problem about it...please be civil. I only accept CONSTRUCTIVE criticism.

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With the latest news of me quitting Archie Sonic, I thought I'd ask you guys are YOU quitting the comic too? 

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30 deviants said No. The comic is still going strong
32%
14 deviants said Yes. The comic is dead to me now...

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:iconlandsverk96:
Landsverk96 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
You want something to fix Sonic 2006's story plothole? Here ya go: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zflDq3…

Go to 7:31.
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tf2playerooooo3 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Hey there Scott , how's your day going on :) ?
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Mixedfan8643 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's gone well. :)
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tf2playerooooo3 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Happy to hear that , any cartoons you watching so far :D ?
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Mixedfan8643 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nope.
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AlexTheHedgeLynx Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scott... look at this. BlackBusterCritic made a video about SEGA's true colours, at how they treat their own mascot... and it's NOT positive.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpNOB…
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Mixedfan8643 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm not interested. I don't care about that stuff anymore.
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AlexTheHedgeLynx Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So in other words... that means, you're no Sonic fan anymore?
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Mixedfan8643 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
No, I mean I don't care about people moaning about SEGA, the fans or whatnot. It's not worth it anymore. 
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mastergamer20 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
Hey Scott.

I have watched a new cartoon last night, the Inspector Gadget 2015 cartoon on Netflix and it's quite good. :) Brings back memories from the old show. ^^
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